Aparna Popat wants more importance to be given to doubles
Aparna Popat wants more importance to be given to doubles

Olympian Aparna Popat on Tuesday asked the country's badminton authorities to lay more emphasis on doubles play to complement Indian shuttlers' rapid rise in singles at the international level, led by Saina Nehwal.

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth look to bounce back at Indonesia Open 
Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth look to bounce back at Indonesia Open 

Following a disappointing Australian Open, leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will look to bounce back at the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier starting at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here on Tuesday.

Chen Long, Carolina Marin winners in Australia Superseries finals
Chen Long, Carolina Marin winners in Australia Superseries finals

World number one Chen Long was taken to three games before downing Denmark`s Viktor Axelsen to win the Australian Open Badminton Superseries final in Sydney on Sunday.

Chen Long to meet Axelsen in Australian Open final
Chen Long to meet Axelsen in Australian Open final

World No.1 Chen Long of China will meet Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the men's singles final after both won their respective semifinals at the Australian Badminton Open Superseries here on Saturday.

Viktor Axelsen to play Chen Long in Australia Superseries final
Viktor Axelsen to play Chen Long in Australia Superseries final

 Viktor Axelsen upset his higher ranked Danish rival Jan O Jorgensen to reach the final of the Australian Open Superseries in Sydney on Saturday.

Saina Nehwal knocked out of Australian Open by Shixian Wang
Saina Nehwal knocked out of Australian Open by Shixian Wang

Indian challenge ended at the Australian Open Super Series after ace shuttler Saina Nehwal suffered a straight-game defeat against China's Shixian Wang in the women's singles quarterfinals of the badminton tournament here today.

Govt didn't reject Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa for TOPS scheme: Sports Ministry
Govt didn't reject Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa for TOPS scheme: Sports Ministry

The Sport Ministry today made it clear that it never ignored ace doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa for the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme, saying the Identification Committee had considered their names during the meeting held last month.

PV Sindhu slips to 14th in BWF rankings
PV Sindhu slips to 14th in BWF rankings

Young Indian shuttler shuttler P V Sindhu dropped two places to be ranked 14th in the women's section of the latest Badminton World Federation chart released on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal advances at Australian Open; Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwin knocked out
Saina Nehwal advances at Australian Open; Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwin knocked out

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal notched up a hard-fought three-game win over China's Sun Yu to emerge as the lone Indian survivor in Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament, here on Thursday.

Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponappa lose in Australia
Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponappa lose in Australia

Top Indian doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted from the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries as they lost in straight games to Indonesians Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Greysia Polii at the Sydney Olympic Park here on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwini advance at Australian Open
Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwini advance at Australian Open

India’s ace shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and the women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa made a winning start to their campaigns at the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries by entering the second rounds of their respective categories here on Wednesday.

Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth advances at Australian Open

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa made a winning start to their campaigns at the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries by entering the second rounds of their respective categories here on Wednesday.

Guru, Pranaav-Ashwini reach main draw of Australia Open
Guru, Pranaav-Ashwini reach main draw of Australia Open

 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist RMV Gurusaidutt and mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Ashwini Ponnappa reached the main draw of the USD 750,000 Australian Open badminton tournament here on Tuesday.

Shuttler Gurusaidutt qualifies for Australian Open
Shuttler Gurusaidutt qualifies for Australian Open

Indian shuttler R.M.V. Gurusaidutt qualified for the men's singles main draw of the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries here on Tuesday.

Lee Chong Wei happy to be team player in quest for individual goals
Lee Chong Wei happy to be team player in quest for individual goals

Former world number one Lee Chong Wei is by far the biggest name in the Southeast Asian Games` badminton tournament but the Malaysian shuttler is happy to keep his return from a doping ban low-key as he eyes bigger goals.

Saina Nehwal begins title defence at Australia Open
Saina Nehwal begins title defence at Australia Open

She might be in red-hot form but defending champion Saina Nehwal will look to keep her guard up when she begins her campaign at the USD 750,000 Australian Open badminton tournament, which gets underway with the qualifiers, here on Tuesday.

Saina Nehwal vs PV Sindhu in the offing at Indonesia Open
Saina Nehwal vs PV Sindhu in the offing at Indonesia Open

Three-time champion Saina Nehwal is likely to clash with fellow Indian P V Sindhu in the women's singles second round of the USD 800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier to be held at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here next month.

Saina-Sindhu clash likely at Indonesia Open
Saina-Sindhu clash likely at Indonesia Open

World No.1 shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded second and faces a likely clash against compatriot P.V. Sindhu in only the second round of the women's singles at the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier to be held here from June 2 to 7.

Saina Nehwal regains top spot in world rankings
Saina Nehwal regains top spot in world rankings

Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal today regained the number one spot in the latest BWF world rankings released on Thursday. 

Defending champion Saina Nehwal seeded second in Australian Open
Defending champion Saina Nehwal seeded second in Australian Open

Defending champion Saina Nehwal has been seeded second in the women's singles competition of the USD 750,000 Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament that will get underway here on Tuesday.